Crafting a Desert Oasis: The Cactus Garden Square Crochet Pattern

Crochet is a versatile and creative craft that allows us to bring the beauty of the natural world into our homes.

The “Cactus Garden Square” crochet pattern is a wonderful example of this, offering a delightful way to incorporate the charm of desert flora into your projects.

In this article, we will explore the steps to crochet your very own “Cactus Garden Square” and bring a touch of the desert oasis to your creations.

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in various shades of green for the cacti, and assorted colors for the pots.
  • Crochet hook in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
  • Scissors.
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
  • Stitch markers (optional).



  1. Begin with a foundation chain of a multiple of stitches based on the desired size of your square. Typically, you might start with a chain of 24 stitches.

Row 1:

  1. Single crochet (sc) in the second chain from the hook.
  2. Continue to sc in each chain across the row.

Row 2:

  1. Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch).
  2. Single crochet (sc) in the first stitch.
  3. Chain 2, skip the next stitch, single crochet (sc) in the next stitch. Repeat * to * across the row.

Row 3:

  1. Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch).
  2. Single crochet (sc) in the first single crochet from the previous row.
  3. Single crochet (sc) in the chain-2 space, single crochet (sc) in the next single crochet. Repeat * to * across the row.

Rows 4 and Beyond:

  1. Continue to alternate between Rows 2 and 3 until your square is as tall as you desire.

Creating the Cactus Garden Motif:

  1. When you want to add cacti to your square, choose your green yarn and follow a cactus motif pattern. You can create simple designs like a tall cactus with arms or a round cactus with prickles. Stitch these motifs onto your square as you go, positioning them as desired.


  1. Once your square is the size you want and you’ve added your cactus garden motif, finish off your yarn, weave in all loose ends neatly, and trim excess yarn.


The “Cactus Garden Square” crochet pattern is a delightful way to infuse your crochet projects with the charm of the desert. As you work through this pattern, you’ll find yourself transported to a sunny oasis filled with adorable crocheted cacti.

This pattern is perfect for those looking to explore new techniques and add a touch of whimsy to their crochet repertoire. The use of various shades of green and colorful pots allows you to exercise your creativity and personalize your cactus garden to your liking.

Each cactus motif you crochet adds a unique character to your square, making it a wonderful choice for creating blankets, pillows, or even decorative wall hangings that capture the essence of the desert landscape. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this pattern offers a delightful and satisfying project that you can enjoy.

So, gather your yarn, crochet hook, and imagination, and embark on the journey of creating your own “Cactus Garden Square.” With every stitch, you’ll be crafting a desert oasis that brings warmth and charm to your space.



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